• A combination of photos of US President Joe Biden on 15 March 2021 and Russian President Vladimir Putin on 6 March 2020. Picture: Eric Baradat, Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Sputnik

    Biden vows to push Putin at summit to protect human rights

    The face-to-face meeting with the Kremlin leader comes amid levels of tension not seen for years, with Washington now dialing back its ambitions to little more than establishing a relationship in which both sides understand each other and can work together in specific areas.

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    Facebook adapts defences as deception campaigns go stealth

    The number of coordinated inauthentic behavior (CIB) campaigns derailed at the leading social network ramped up each year since a Russia-linked operation to sway the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election put Facebook on the defensive.

  • A combination of photos of US President Joe Biden on 15 March 2021 and Russian President Vladimir Putin on 6 March 2020. Picture: Eric Baradat, Alexey Nikolsky/AFP/Sputnik

    First US-Russia meeting ahead of Biden-Putin summit

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken seemed to want to make the Arctic -- a new geopolitical issue at the heart of the regional meeting on Wednesday and Thursday in Reykjavik -- a laboratory for cooperation focused on common challenges such as the fight against global warming.

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    Russia seeks to outlaw Navalny movement

    The closed court hearing is part of a sweeping crackdown on Putin's most prominent critic and his supporters after Navalny barely survived a poisoning with the Novichok nerve agent last summer.

  • FILE: Russian President Vladimir Putin. Picture: AFP

    Putin, UN urge Israel, Palestinians to halt fighting

    The Israeli army has launched hundreds of air strikes on the Gaza Strip since Monday, while Palestinian militants have launched more than 1,000 rockets in some of the worst violence in seven years.